Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Carlisle Borough rental inspection ordinance proposal.

Carlisle Borough in Cumberland County may shortly consider a rental inspection ordinance containing many controversial features. A community group plans to propose such a measure tomorrow evening at the Borough Council meeting.

The measure would require municipal inspections of every unit every time a new tenant moves in or out. The proposal would create a licensing system for landlords.

The proposal would also create a point system by which private complainants could, by virtue of filing complaints with the Borough, cause landlords to accumulate enough "points" that the Borough would revoke their license. These complaints would not have to be adjudicated in order for points to accumulate. This proposal would violate due process.

The meeting takes place tomorrow at 7:00 P.M. at the Carlisle Borough offices at 53 West South Street, Carlisle, PA. The public will be afforded the opportunity to speak against this proposal.

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